Posts tagged "Chicago"

Where should we live when we retire?

Where should we live when we retire?
My husband and I are planning our retirement. We’ve talked about our expenses and how we’ll manage our money. The main topic is where should we live when we retire? I’ve looked at lists and articles about the best places to retire, but as I read the statistics to him, I find myself wondering, “Would... Read more »

Today is Fat Tuesday, or as we like to say in Chicago, Paczki Day

Today is Fat Tuesday or, as we like to say in Chicago, Paczki (pronounced “poonchki”) Day. Today is the last day of indulging in sweets before, Ash Wednesday, which commemorates the beginning of Lent for the Catholic Church as well as most other Christian denominations.  Lent consists of forty days of fasting and prayer (and... Read more »

How to keep gangbangers away from your kids

                    What we know about the parents of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, comes to us through the apocryphal gospels: Anne and Joachim are informed separately by an angel that God has blessed their union and that their unborn child will be the Mother... Read more »

Would Jesus Carry a Gun?

The Gospels don’t mention anything about Jesus “packing heat” because guns weren’t invented yet.  When Jesus got angry with the money changers being in His Father’s house, he tossed the tables in frustration.  That was about as violent as our Lord got. But with the shootings in Colorado and the shootings that happen every day here in... Read more »

It's Officially Summer Here in Chicago: The Shootings Have Begun

If you are reading this and you don’t live in Chicago, then you may not have heard about the weekend violence. Looking at the addresses, the violence is all over the city and the age range of the victims is from 16 years old to 50 years old. The 16 year old was sitting on... Read more »

Lord, Get Us to the Church on Time During the NATO Summit!

            As you may have heard the NATO summit is being held here in Chicago.  I couldn’t have cared less except for the fact that my husband, myself and a friend of ours sing at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church in Chinatown at the 5 PM Mass today just blocks from McCormick Place where... Read more »

Arizona Shootings/Chicago Shootings

Since the shootings in Arizona the media has been in an absolute tizzy over who’s to blame.  It always amazes me how an act of violence by a disturbed individual can be turned into a political forum.  Our political pundits and media hounds practically salivate over who’s to blame.  Have we gotten that far away... Read more »